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Serious question, Nitrox and extended erections

Discussion in 'Humor, Games, Clips, Yarns and Tales' started by SharPll, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    Ok let’s keep the answers serious. I too have concerns for this poor woman’s husband. What if he’s swimming merrily along observing the aquatic life on a busy reef and gets a bit too close and accidentally sticks that monster into a hole occupied by a moray eel who reacts with a defensive bite? Suddenly it’s not funny anymore.
     
  2. txgoose

    txgoose Manta Ray

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    @caruso did we establish that it was his 100th dive? :) each time.
     
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  3. JackOfDiamonds

    JackOfDiamonds ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This is my new favorite post

    On a more serious note, I've never experienced this while diving Nitrox.
     
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Finally a way to use the finger spool yet still leave hands free.
     
  5. Jayfarmlaw

    Jayfarmlaw Divemaster

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    That's funny right there....I don't care who you are!!

    Jay
     
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  6. lowflyer

    lowflyer Divemaster

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    Exactly.

    I have forgotten 99% of the many chemistry and physiology courses I once took, but until someone with more knowledge steps in, I believe that in physiologic conditions (in the body), N2 in the air (and in nitrox) is an inert gas and does not convert to anything.

    So breathing N2 in the air, or in particular a lower percentage in nitrox, is not causing priapism.

    That leaves the higher concentration of O2 in nitrox as a potential cause. I've seen a lot of people breathing high O2 concentrations and never saw priapism as a result.

    Maybe I'm wrong, or we are being spoofed, or there is some other physical or psychological explanation.
     
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  7. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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  8. RyanT

    RyanT Solo Diver

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    you owe me a keyboard Chilly...I just spit everywhere. :rofl3::rofl3::rofl3:
     
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  9. tech_diver

    tech_diver Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    I've done a lot of tech diving with all kinds of O2 concentrations for different lengths of time but I've never experienced this issue. This is the first I've heard of it.

    However, most of my diving is in cold water.
     
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  10. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    Given that I won't even stick my finger through the spool hole when I'm shooting a sausage...
     
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